Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself. Written by
Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine. [Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
When Clint Eastwood
made the comedy Every Which Way But Loose
(1978), Burt Reynolds
reportedly said to him, "Clint, you're getting into my territory [comedy], and if it's a success, I'm going out and make 'Dirty Harry Goes to Atlanta'!". When Sharky's Machine
(1981) went into production, Eastwood sent a telegram to Reynolds saying, "You really weren't kidding, were you?" Reynolds has described this movie as 'Dirty Harry Goes to Atlanta' whilst many reviewers and critics have likened it to the 'Dirty Harry' franchise. See more
When Billy Score shoots his first victims his gun has a silencer mounted on the barrel. We still hear "boom, boom" anyway. One shot is even heard from a POV outside the apartment where the killings are occurring. See more
You all right, partner?
Of course not, you asshole. I'm shot!
Referenced in Le marginal
Somewhere, Someway (Love Theme)
Performed by Sarah Vaughan
Written by Cliff Crofford
(as C. Crofford), John Durrill
(as J. Durrill), Bobby Troup
(as B. Troup) & Snuff Garrett
(as S. Garrett) See more